I’m currently listening to Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle – I know I’ve read her fiction and enjoyed it in the past, although I don’t particularly recall any story details – so the name caught my eye when browsing the audiobooks – well plus it was out on display rather than just being in the shelf. Anyway, it’s about her family’s year of conscious eating I guess you could call it – eating locally. There were some pretty shocking statistics about the amount of energy that is used in the growing, processing and transport of industrial food, as well as the loss of genetic diversity due to centralized agriculture growing large scale monocrops. Even if you aren’t up for growing any of your own food, please consider eating what is in season and supporting local farmers.
Smithsonian’s efforts at the puzzle of cataloging their art books and making the information searchable.
Anchor Editions has raised $35,000 for the ACLU from sales of modern prints of Dorothea Lange’s photographs of the WWII incarceration of Japanese Americans, and is hoping to raise the total to $50,000.
Interesting read on a movement that started out as a hoax – makes one think about intention, and work as reaction/criticism, and taking things (too?) seriously, or not, and your work taking on a life of its own.